icicle time

29 January 2005, 1:30 pm

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Mass. Ave. on Friday afternoon. This was only the second time I made it to my mailbox (and the library) all week, although I rehearsed Monday evening and played a surprisingly well-attended gig Thursday night.

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In any weather, “Gas with a Smile” is one of my favorite Cantabridgian signs.

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For some reason, this. . .

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. . .makes me sadder than seeing a car in a similar state, and it happens. . .

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. . . more often than you might think. So I guess maybe we do need those “no riding on sidewalk” signs during blizzards, after all.

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Meanwhile, some stretches of the Somerville bike path were actually in better shape than many of the roads.

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I wish I could have taken this shot from a low-flying hot air balloon, because that way I could have included both the snowform and some of the people struggling with it. Accidents of snow removal and melt made parts of this Highland avenue sidewalk into shapes like a half-assembled jigsaw puzzle, or an illustration of continental drift. Neither of the adjoining shops took responsibility for this snow-jut, so people had to stumble around it.

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What intrigues me here is how this particular bush has snow on its top, but not on the sides.
Elsewhere I see some shrubs and trees that are apparently too scrawny to hold the weight, and slough the snow off all over. But I only see one that looks like this.

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